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Italian trio to rock it out in Green Bay

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By Sarah Ludeman   He’s been playing guitar since the age of 6 and has been described as one of the world’s top Rock ‘n’ Roll guitarists. His musical influences range from Les Paul and Merle Travis, from Eddie Cochran to Chet Atkins and his musical stylings cover everything from rockabilly, neo swing and power surf to rock ‘n’ roll, ... Read More »

Very Young Composers Share Stage with Dance Troupe

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By Laura Rowe Three Stevens Point students will have their original musical compositions performed during the 15th anniversary evening recital of the Point Dance Ensemble. The evening performance will be the first time that music composed by members of the Very Young Composers of Central Wisconsin has been interpreted through dance. Emily Glodowski, Hope Mahon and Katherine Young each will ... Read More »

Celtic Woman brings Emerald tour to Green Bay

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By Morgan Bongard & A.C. Kruse-Ross Five time World Artists of the Year, the Irish musical ensemble, Celtic Woman, is making a stop at Green Bay’s Weidner Center on March 15, 2014.  We at SCENE were fortunate enough to speak with vocalist Lisa Lambe at her home in Dublin, Ireland to discuss the tour, her career and the new album/dvd, ... Read More »

Trampled By Turtles return to Meyer

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By A.C. Kruse-Ross   Trampled By Turtles returns to the beautiful Meyer Theatre on March 20 to dazzle audiences with a one-of-a-kind mix of sonic influences. The band merges the technical precision and tempo of speed metal with the lyricism and emotive qualities of Bob Dylan, and performs songs distinctively their own on acoustic instruments.   Their last two studio ... Read More »

Vic Ferrari: Turning Up the Amp in the Fox Valley

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By Alysa Levi-D’Ancona  No, not one of those fancy Italian cars! Vic Ferrari. You have probably been living under a rock if you haven’t heard of them because they’ve been a staple of not only the Fox Valley but also the greater Midwest. Back in 1988, the rock band started playing a few gigs at weddings, and from there it ... Read More »

Fresh from Monterey Jazz Fest

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Davina and the Vagabonds return to THELMA To box Davina and the Vagabonds into one style of music – blues, Gospel or soul - would be a disservice to this truly original band. Lead by the unforgettable Davina Sowers on vocals, her voice and stage presence defy any category. She has been compared to Etta James, Janis Joplin and Amy ... Read More »

Chris Botti: My Funny Valentine

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By A.C. Kruse-Ross The list of performers that he’s worked with is nearly endless and reads like a who’s who of music industry talent. Chris Botti has lent his trumpeting talents to Sinatra, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin and Sting. The once go-to session player sought out by music’s finest has produced an impressive solo recording career of his own including ... Read More »

Boxkar – Spreading the Word on Wisconsin Original Music

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By Kay Halbrook  Boxkar’s fully loaded rock sound isn’t a happy accident. It might be easy to start a band, but it takes talent, smarts and lots of hard work to keep growing as a musical group for more than 10 years. Talking with Chris Szebeni, you get the impression that those years have taught him lessons that he is ... Read More »

Boxkar: Spreading the word on Wisconsin original music

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By Kay Halbrook Boxkar’s fully-loaded rock sound isn’t a happy accident. It might be easy to start a band, but it takes talent, smarts and lots of hard work to keep growing as a musical group for more than 10 years. Talking with Chris Szebeni, you get the impression that those years have taught him lessons that he is turning ... Read More »

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